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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

In The News

January 21, 2018 In The News

I come from a working-class family and I have always been with the people. When I was a young boy, my mother would take me to visit family in Monterrey, Mexico. As a young adult, I backpacked throughout Latin America in awe of the hospitality and generosity of people living there.

January 11, 2018 In The News

Despite a federal court ruling delaying the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, members of Congress continue bipartisan negotiations Wednesday to come up with a replacement for the program.

January 10, 2018 In The News

Daniela González Rendon has 265 days until her work authorization and protection from deportation — granted under DACA — expire.

January 10, 2018 In The News

On Tuesday morning, the office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced plans to open a district office in Seguin. Gonzalez indicated in a news release that the office will be designed to serve residents in the northern counties of the district.

December 14, 2017 In The News

McALLEN — The U.S. Census Bureau will open an area office in Hidalgo County to ensure everyone in South Texas is properly counted in 2020 — instead of relying only on a regional office based in San Antonio.

November 26, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, visited troops in Afghanistan over the weekend to share a Thanksgiving meal, his office announced late Sunday.

Gonzalez was one of eight members of a bipartisan delegation from Congress to visit the war-torn country. He also visited with troops and saw military installations in Poland, Qatar and Uzbekistan, his office said.

November 10, 2017 In The News

Environmental protections for wildlife at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge near the border in South Texas are also safeguarding one of the U.S. beef industry’s worst enemies: the cattle fever tick.

November 10, 2017 In The News

The House Natural Resources Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that would modernize mineral resource practices and overhaul permitting processes to promote energy development on the outer continental shelf (OCS) and onshore federal acreage.

October 30, 2017 In The News

McALLEN -- Over 250 families and more than 2,000 individuals enjoyed an unusually brisk morning in the fifth annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Awareness Walk at the McAllen Sports Park.

October 30, 2017 In The News

Nearly a month after Congress failed to fund a health insurance program for children, states have started running out of money — leaving low-income families in the lurch.

The Children's Health Insurance Program — commonly called CHIP — provides low-cost health insurance for children from families that don't qualify for Medicaid.